Brain Injury Radio Network
You never know what life will bring. Around each corner might be magic, mystery, miracles, or tragedy. You won't know until it happens. But, whatever falls in your path, try to make the best of it.
Life has a domino effect. When one event happens, another follows--perhaps something completely unexpected. The unknown is what makes life interesting in both good and bad ways. Sometimes good can come from tragedy.
My husband, David, had a brain injury in 2005. It was unexpected and it was bad. Many would consider it a tragedy, and they'd be right. David nearly lost his life three times in less than two weeks. I was a mess.
I didn't know what life held for us anymore. It was a blur. The pieces of our life, thousands of them, had been tossed into the air. I doubted I'd ever find them all, and I certainly wouldn't be able to piece them together again. Our life-puzzle was going to look very different from the time before David's brain injury.
My domino effect started with my wanting to help other caregivers. I found Facebook, with its many sites for folks with brain injury. I connected and interacted with thousands of people who are living with or caring for a survivor with brain injury. I met wonderful people, both virtually and personally. I wrote articles for several online and print magazines. In a short time, I became a voice of brain injury. In 2014, I was asked to be a host on the Brain Injury Radio Network. I was nervous. I didn't know if I could take on this very important task, but David encouraged me. I'm so glad he did. I have been hosting my show, Another Fork in the Road, since August 2014.
On the first Sunday of each month, a group of panelists joins me to discuss topics of interest to those living in the brain-injury community. On the third Sunday, I interview survivors, caregivers, medical staff, or therapists.
All of my shows are archived. You can find the show menu on my blog Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury. On the right sidebar, click "On the Air Show Menu."
I hope you will listen to my shows and take away some tidbit of advice that can help you.